What usually comes to mind when you think of all-terrain? The obvious answer would be “a vehicle with four wheels designed for use on various kinds of terrain.” And with the holiday season upon us, an ATV is the ideal vehicle in areas that experience the effects of cold, harsh winter weather.
GMC decided to expand on the definition of all terrain with its Sierra 1500 in 2014, by building a vehicle with what it describes as a combination of performance and styling in a truck that could confidently be taken off-road. But this is not your typical all-terrain vehicle. The GMC All Terrain truck was given an athletic exterior that was not only bold, but also included precision and toughness. The brand essentially took the strengths of the HD’s chassis and powertrain and improved on its off-road capability.
Available in a cab or crew configuration, the 2014 Sierra All Terrain came with standard features like a painted grille and front bumper covers, Z71 off-road suspension with monotube Rancho shocks, automatic locking rear differential, transfer case shield with specially-designed wheels & tires, hill descent control and Ebony fiber seat accents.
GMC now offers its newest package on its Canyon All Terrain, Acadia All Terrain, Sierra All Terrain X, and the Sierra HD All Terrain X models. And depending on the trim level, the 2017 All Terrain package offers All Terrain badging, monochromatic bumpers and grille, All Terrain grille insert with black chrome accents, an advanced all-wheel drive system with an active twin clutch, standard HID headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, standard LED tail lamps, Z71 Off-Road Package with monotube Rancho shocks, hill descent control and adjustable side camper mirrors.
Inside, the list of package features is also quite impressive. The basic GMC All Terrain package comes equipped with faux-carbon fiber trim, heated steering wheel, an Intellilink information and entertainment screen, Android Auto and Apply CarPlay capabilities, programmable power liftgate, keyless open and start, heated driver and front passenger seats, signature lighting, fog lamps, AC/Auto climate control, and advanced AWD with twin clutch.
The All Terrain X package is upgraded to feature 18-inch black painted Goodyear DuraTrac tires, a bed-mounted sport bar, body-color grille surround and door handles, expanded cargo capacity, side blind zone alert, 8-inch screen with IntelliLink, eight-speaker Bose audio system, rear cross traffic alert, and rear park assist.
Those of us here at your Gurnee GMC dealer, think GMC was ultimately able to achieve versatile refinement with off-road prowess.
So if you’re dreaming of dashing through the snow in one of GMCs new All Terrain model vehicles, the available 3.6L V6 engine with 310 hp should provide you with plenty of power to let you go wherever the wintry road takes you.